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Kony 2012

Please take the time to watch this and let your heart be broken while at the same time be uplifted by hope and change

Human trafficking is growing almost as fast as drug trade, officials say

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After months of being held captive as a housekeeper in the Mideast and then metro Detroit, Nade — her name has been changed to protect her identity — had become so ill she could barely move. She pleaded to go to the hospital, but her captors refused. On a July day in 2009, Nade did the unthinkable.

She went to the master bedroom, took her passport from a suitcase, grabbed the family’s cell phone, wrapped it in tissues and tucked it in her pocket.

She opened the door and ran.

(Tresa Baldas for Detroit Free Press)